The Percy Fender (Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935) Cricket Archive

Percy George Herbert Fender 1892-1985) played 13 Tests and was captain of Surrey between 1921 and 1931. An all-rounder, he was a middle-order batsman who bowled mainly leg spin, and completed the cricketer's double seven times. Noted as a belligerent batsman, in 1920 he hit the fastest recorded first-class century, reaching three figures in 35 minutes which remains the record today. As early as 1914 Fender was named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. After war service in the Royal Flying Corps he re-established himself in the Surrey team and became captain in 1921. His captaincy inspired the team to challenge strongly for the County Championship over the course of several seasons, despite a shortage of effective bowlers. Alongside his forceful though sometimes controversial leadership, Fender was an effective performer with bat and ball, although he lacked support as a bowler. From 1921, he played occasionally in Tests for England but was never particularly successful. Despite press promptings, he was never appointed Test captain, and following a clash with the highly influential Lord Harris in 1924, his England career was effectively ended. Further disagreements between Fender and the Surrey committee over his approach and tactics led the county to replace him as captain in 1932 and to end his career in 1935. A very recognisable figure, Fender was popular with his team and with supporters. Cartoonists enjoyed caricaturing his distinctive appearance. In addition to his cricket career, Fender worked in the wine trade, had a successful career in journalism, and wrote several well-received books on cricket tours. He worked well into the 1970s, even after going blind. He died in 1985.

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'England v Australia 1938'. 'Hutton's Match'. Original and scarce silk scorecard for the fifth Test match played at the Kennington Oval on the 20th to 24th August 1938. Fully printed match details. The scorecard printed on the Ground by Surrey C.C.C. Printing Department. Unusually to the lower border of the scorecard are the 'Scores from other Grounds' giving a listing of scores from the other seven matches being played on the 20th August. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 9.5"x14.5". A rare commemorative scorecard in this silk form. Very good condition. Sold with a printed radial score chart of Hutton's innings with printed signature of Hutton to lower border. Mounted, framed and glazed overall 13"x11". VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
The England team had scored a world record score of 903-7 declared and beat the Australians by an innings and 579 runs. Hutton scored, a then, world record score of 364, Leyland 187, Hardstaff 169no. Australia made 201 and 123 all out, England winning the Test by an innings and 579 runs. Bowes taking seven wickets in the match
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Yorkshire v Glamorgan 1947. Official scorecard for the match played at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 21st-23rd May 1947. Nicely signed in ink by the twelve members of the Yorkshire team. Signatures are Sellers (captain), Yardley, Wilson, Beaumont, Crick, Bowes, Robinson, Watson, Coxon, Smailes, and Jakeman. Incomplete printed scores. The scorecard is window mounted below a mono real photograph postcard of the Yorkshire team. Framed and glazed, overall 11"x11.5". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Yorkshire won the match by nine wickets. Norman Yardley top scored in the match with 137 in Yorkshire's first innings. For Glamorgan, John Riches made his only first class appearance scoring 1 and 4
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Yorkshire v Surrey 1910. Early official silk scorecard for the match played at Bradford Park Avenue, 4th-6th July 1910. Yorkshire won the match by five wickets. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
In a low scoring match Surrey made 158 in their first innings. Yorkshire were bowled out for 89, and then Surrey were dismissed for 87 leaving Yorkshire requiring 157 to win, which they achieved with five wickets in hand. Wilfred Rhodes was the outstanding player taking a total of eleven wickets and making the highest individual score in the match, 88no in Yorkshire's second innings
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Lot 655
'Marlborough v Rugby at Lord's' 1897. Early official silk scorecard for Marlborough College v Rugby School played at Lord's, 28th-29th July 1897. Notable Marlborough players who went on to play first class cricket were R.H. Spooner (Lancashire & England), L.P. Collins (Oxford University) and H.F. Montgomery (Somerset). For Rugby, E.R. Wilson (Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England) and C.S. Hannay (Oxford University). Printed by W. Gale, Marlborough. Formerly the property of E.R. Wilson. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Marlborough College won the match by three wickets. Evelyn Rockley Wilson,captain of the Rugby School team, took ten wickets in the match
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Yorkshire C.C.C. scorecards 1950s-2000s. A large selection of approx. three hundred and fifty official 'home' scorecards for County Championship, Gillette Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup, John Player League, tour matches, second XI matches etc. Earlier scorecards include Yorkshire v Australians, Bradford Park Avenue 1953, v Kent, Hull 1955, v India, Bramall Lane, Sheffield 1959, v Australians, Bradford 1961, v Hampshire, Headingley 1961, v Lancashire, Bramall Lane 1961, v Middlesex, Bradford 1961, v Glamorgan, Harrogate 1962, v Pakistan, Bradford 1962, v M.C.C., Scarborough 1962, v Australians, Bramall Lane 1963 etc. Sold with four Durham scorecards including Gillette Cup, Durham v Yorkshire, Chester-le-Street, 1979 etc. The majority with incomplete printed and handwritten scores. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £40/60
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Derbyshire C.C.C. 1959-2010. Over two hundred and twenty official scorecards for Derbyshire 'home' matches played at Chesterfield, Derby and Buxton, including County Championship, Benson and Hedges Cup, Gillette Cup, tour matches etc. Earlier scorecards include Derbyshire v Glamorgan, July 1959, v Yorkshire July 1961, v Sussex May 1964, v Northamptonshire May 1964, v Lancashire June 1967, v Somerset August 1968, v Yorkshire August 1968 etc. The majority incomplete, with handwritten scores. Minor light staining and folds to earlier scorecards, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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South Eastern county scorecards 1925-2005. A good selection of Essex (Qty 43), Kent (72) and Sussex (22) official 'home' scorecards for County Championship, John Player League, Benson and Hedges Cup, benefit matches etc, the majority 1970s onwards. Earlier scorecards include Essex v Worcestershire, Leyton, May 1925, v Cambridge University, Harlow, June 1970, v Yorkshire, Colchester, July 1970 etc. Kent v Nottinghamshire, Gillingham, May 1951, v Yorkshire, Gillingham, July 1965, v Yorkshire, Folkestone, August 1969, v Yorkshire, Canterbury, August 1973 etc. Sussex v Derbyshire, Eastbourne, August 1956 etc. Complete and incomplete printed and handwritten scores. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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South Western county scorecards 1962-2003. A selection of Glamorgan (Qty 8), Gloucestershire (8) , Hampshire (41) and Somerset (19) official 'home' scorecards for County Championship, John Player League, NatWest Trophy, tour matches etc. Earlier scorecards include Glamorgan v Yorkshire, Neath 1969, v Lancashire, Swansea, June 1973, Gloucestershire v Nottinghamshire, Cheltenham, July 1967, v Australians, Bristol, May 1977, Hampshire v Pakistan, Bournemouth, July 1962, v Gloucestershire, Bouremouth, July 1962, v Lancashire, Portsmouth, June 1963, Somerset v Yorkshire, Bath, June 1974, v Australians, Bath 1977 etc. Complete and incomplete printed and handwritten scores. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1958-2001. One hundred official scorecards for Lancashire 'home' matches, the majority played at Old Trafford, including County championship, Benson & Hedges Cup, John Player League, benefit matches etc. Earlier scorecards include Lancashire v Surrey May 1958, v Yorkshire May 1961, August 1962, August 1963, May 1964, August 1968, Jack Bond XI v Rachael Heyhoe XI September 1970, Brian Statham's XI v Licensed Victuallers XI August 1973 etc. Odd duplication. The majority incomplete with handwritten scores. Some staining and folds to earlier scorecards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Midlands county scorecards 1956-2010. A good selection of Leicestershire (Qty 137), Northamptonshire (166), Nottinghamshire (71), Warwickshire (36) and Worcestershire (19) official 'home' scorecards for County Championship, Gillette Cup, John Player League, NatWest Trophy matches etc. Earlier scorecards include Leicestershire v Somerset, Grace Road, July 1958, v Yorkshire, July 1959, v Yorkshire, July 1961, v Yorkshire, May 1964, v Yorkshire, August 1969, Northamptonshire v Yorkshire, Northampton, May 1965, v Warwickshire, July 1971, Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, Trent Bridge, August 1956, v Kent, Worksop, July 1959, v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, August 1967, v Hampshire, July 1968, Worcestershire v Middlesex, Worcester, June 1965, v Gloucestershire, June 1965, v Surrey, August 1965 etc. Complete and incomplete printed and handwritten scores. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Middlesex and Surrey county scorecards 1924-2009. A selection of Middlesex (Qty 185) and Surrey (54) official 'home' scorecards for County Championship, Gillette Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup, John Player League, tour matches etc. Earlier scorecards include Middlesex v Yorkshire, Lord's, May 1924, v Sussex, Lord's June 1924, v Worcestershire, Lord's, May 1935, v South Africans, Lord's August 1965, v Essex, Lord's, July 1966, Surrey v Yorkshire, Oval, August 1924, Surrey (Champion County) v Rest of England, Oval, September 1924, v Kent, Oval, July 1925, v Northamptonshire, Oval, June 1953 etc. The odd scorecard with official match ticket. Complete and incomplete printed and handwritten scores. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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County one day competitions. Lord's finals 1963-2001. A good selection of official scorecards for county finals played at Lord's, a good number with official match tickets. Scorecards are for Gillette Cup 1963, 1966, 1970-1972, 1975-1977 and 1980. NatWest Trophy 1981, 1982, 1984-1988, 1990, 1992-1995, 1998 and 2001. Benson and Hedges Cup 1975, 1978, 1982-1990 and 1996-1998. Also Twenty20 finals day scorecards for 2005 and 2006. Complete and incomplete printed and handwritten scores. Qty 44. Odd duplication. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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England Test, One Day International and Twenty20 scorecards 1958-2011. A large selection of over one hundred and ninety official match scorecards for England 'home' Tests and internationals, a good number with official match tickets. Earlier Test match scorecards include England v New Zealand, Oval 1958, v Australia, v West Indies, Old Trafford 1963, v Australia, Headingley 1964, v Rest of the World, Headingley 1970, v Australia, Lord's 1972, v India, Lord's 1974, v Pakistan, Headingley 1974, v Australia, Headingley 1975, v West Indies, Old Trafford 1976, v West Indies, Headingley 1976, v Australia, Lord's 1977 etc. Includes an official scorecard for the 'Botham and Willis' Test, England v Australia, Headingley 1981, issued prior to the commencement of the game before the England team had been finalised listing Emburey instead of Willis. Sold with a selection of approx. fifty scorecards for other first class, minor county, benefit, charity matches etc. Folds to some scorecards, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Essex v South Africans 1935. Official souvenir silk scorecard for the match played at Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea, 14th-16th August 1935. Framed and glazed overall 11"x7.5". Water staining to lower border
Estimate: £50/70
Essex beat the South Africans by seven wickets with Stephenson taking ten wickets in the match. Dalton scored 117 in South Africa's first innings
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'England v Kent. The Pilch Cup'. Commemorative scorecard printed at Lord's recording Fuller Pilch's performance in the match played at Canterbury 12th-14th August 1850. The card also refers to the Cup presented to Pilch which was purchased from his nephew by M.C.C. in 1895 for display in the 'Central Room of the Pavilion' at Lord's. Date of printing not known. VG
Estimate: £15/25
England beat Kent by fifteen runs, with Pilch top scoring in both innings for Kent with scores of 29 and 51. Pilch was considered to be the greatest batsman ever known until the appearance of W.G. Grace
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New Zealand inaugural tour to England 1927. A good selection of twenty one original official scorecards covering the 1927 tour. The scorecards are all printed, the majority with complete scores. Scorecards are for matches played v Cambridge University, Cambridge 18th-20th May, v Royal Navy, Portsmouth 25th-27th May, v Sussex, Hove 28th-31st May, v Club Cricket Conference, Ealing 2nd-3rd June, v Oxford University, Oxford 4th-7th June, v Worcestershire, Worcester 8th-10th June, v Northamptonshire, Kettering 11th-14th June, v Leicestershire, Leicester 15th-17 June, v Durham, Chester-le-Street 18th-20th June, v Northumberland, Newcastle 22nd-23rd July, v Scottish Counties, Broughty Ferry 27th-28th June, v South of Scotland, Galashiels 1st July, v Yorkshire, Bradford 2nd-5th July, v East of England, Wisbech 9th-12th July, v Civil Service, Chiswick 16th-19th July, v Warwickshire, Edgbaston 23rd-26th July, v West of England, Exeter 27th-29th July, v Somerset, Weston-super-Mare 6th-9th August, v Lancashire, Old Trafford 17th-19th August, v Cumberland, Whitehaven 20th-22nd August, and v Bedfordshire, Bedford 24th-25th August. All scorecards in very good to excellent condition. A rare collection of scorecards from the tour
Estimate: £120/180
No Test matches were played but, of the twenty six first class matches on the tour, New Zealand defeated Sussex, Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Somerset and Derbyshire and drew a good number. On the strength of this they were accorded Test status and played their first Test match, against England, in January 1930
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West Indies tour to England 1928. Five official scorecards for matches played in the early part of the tour of rarer non-first class matches. Scorecards are v Reigate Priory, Reigate 28th April, v Durham, Sunderland 1st-2nd June, v Ireland, Dublin 4th-6th June, v Minor Counties, Exeter 16th-19th June, and v Civil Service, Chiswick 20th-21st June. The Reigate Priory, Durham and Minor Counties scorecards with complete printed scores, the Civil Service scorecard with printed and handwritten scores. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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'Lord's Centenary 1814-1914'. Pair of large original commemorative printed scorecards for the Centenary in 1914. The first scorecard is headed 'Lord's Cricket Ground Centenary 1814-1914. M.C.C. v Hertfordshire. June 22nd 1814'. With colour decorative border, depicting Lord's cricket ground through the ages and scorecard to centre. The second similar scorecard is, again, headed 'Lord's Cricket Ground Centenary 1814-1914. M.C.C. South African Team v The Rest. June 22nd 1914'. With colour decorative border, depicting Lord's cricket ground through the ages and scorecard to centre. Colours bright to both cards. 9.75"x12". Printed by Tom Browne & Co (Nottm) Limited. Excellent decorative images. The Hertfordshire scorecard with some wear, small tear to left edge and light creasing to one corner, the South Africa scorecard with minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official commemorative scorecard with red decorative borders for Gentlemen v Players, Lord's, 12th-14th July 1897. Slight ageing, small loss to lower left corner, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £80/120
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'H.E. Governor's XII vs Major General D. Stuart's XII 1945. Official folding scorecard for the war-time match played at Eden Gardens, Bombay on the 6th-8th January 1945. The match featured many Indian and the odd England Test player. Players included Compton, Hardstaff, Mankad, Mustaq Ali, C.S. Nayudu, Chatterjee, Chowdhury, Amarnath etc. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
The Governor's XI won by 7 wickets, Compton made 123 in the second innings. This match was the R.B. Lagden memorial match and played for the Red Cross Fund
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Lord's and The Oval scorecards 1920s-1940s. A good selection of official scorecards for matches played at Lord's and The Oval including Test, County Championship, Varsity, tour, trial and public school matches. The majority with printed and handwritten scores, some with heavy but interesting annotations relating to the weather, the state of the match, comments on players' performances, the owner's social activities at the game etc. Also includes two copies of the official match scorecard for Home Counties v Rest of England, Northampton, 19th & 20th August 1938. Qty 35. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £50/80













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